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“The Whole Land of Israel” and the Halakhah

Our basic sources, Biblical and Rabbinic, do not mention the concept of “the Whole Land of Israel” as a sacred place defined by rigidly fixed borders. The reason is obvious. Throughout all periods of our history, the borders o...

Posted on 9 March 2013, By Rabbi Tuvia Friedman
Calling Adopted Children to the Torah ??

Responsum: In general, it is permissible to call him or her up using the names of the adoptive parents and, indeed, this has been the ruling of most modern authorities. They derive this ruling from a number of aggadic or non-legal sources...

Posted on 2 March 2013, By Rabbi David Golinkin